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I bought a 460 because my 4870 was on its way out and I felt like upgrading slightly at the same time. If the vram hadn't started going bad or if i could guarantee that it wouldn't get any worse I would have stuck with the old card, its not as much of an upgrade as people make it out to be, you don't really notice any difference between them.

I think so long as the game runs smoothly at good settings, then it doesn't matter after that, unless you want some future headroom.

Wont upgrade for another few years. Might add another one though when they start becoming cheaper if I already have a new motherboard and psu by then.
Edited by alltoasters - 4/25/11 at 1:40pm
     
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I think the OP needs to make an appointment to see a consoler.
    
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post #13 of 60
Yeah. Mine is bigger than yours. Now get off your soapbox.
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post #14 of 60
So would some one please explain to me why you bought that new 400 or 500 card?

I wanted them and I could afford them, so I bought them.

Did you want to be trendy?

Nope.

Or just like being able to say my gpu is bigger then yours.

Quite frankly, I don't care about any of that crap. I assembled a computer that will last me another 2-3 years without any major overhauling. The initial costs were pretty high, but as much as I use my computer I'll get all my money's worth out of it (and more) over the course of its lifetime.

Believe it or not, not everyone has a problem with "overspending" on things, whether it's computer components, automobiles, or even something like cigarettes and bubble gum.

Just because someone goes out and buys the "latest and greatest" doesn't automatically make them trendy, or brainless, or whatever. It just means that particular person had an itch for something and they had the means to scratch that itch. Period.
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post #15 of 60
I guess it also makes sense to go for the best when your current card can be sold for ~$200 or more. Think about it. If you were going to spend $350 on a GTX570, and can sell your current card for ~$200, yo might as well put those $200 towards a GTX580 instead, which is $150 more.
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post #16 of 60
I had 9800gtx+ in sli before I bought my 580. I bought the 580 because i plan on buying a second card here soon. Seeing on how long I had my 9800's I feel like the 580's will last me a lot longer.

Also botching about a company making money proves you know nothing about economics. Also your post is fairly childish. Some peolple fell like if they are going to upgrade why not get what's new so they dont have to buy another card sooner. Also finding older cards new is hard
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdub View Post

a true gamer just wants to play the game

You don't get to say what a "true gamer" is.
    
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post #18 of 60
OP brings up a great point, but so does 2nd thread. It just makes you feel good to have newer equipment for a few months until it gets 1 up'ed. I was watching my girlfriend play GTA4 on her Phenom X3 8650 2.3ghz and 8800GTS 512, and thinking, this runs about as smooth and almost looks as good as on my sig rig, oh well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
I think the OP needs to make an appointment to see a consoler.
made me smile xD
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post #20 of 60
Upgrading and getting a higher FPS with higher details is the fun part of gaming.
So why not to upgrade?

Of course if you are fine with what you have, there is no reason to upgrade.
But not everyone are 100% happy with what they have. And just want the extra kick.
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